Youth Enrichment

Sandhills Community College Youth Summer Enrichment Programs are exciting and educational programs for students ages 8-14.  Programs are designed to provide fun, hands-on learning activities that promise to develop and build skills, encourage creativity, and fuel a passion for lifelong learning.  These programs are sure to become an unforgettable adventure full of inspiring accomplishments, treasured memories, and new friends!

NEW! Jr. Flight School: Drones

Test your flying skills at our hands-on drone camp. Learn to fly drones with precision through obstacle courses and finally a competition. Flyers rule! Take your very own “Flyer” home.
Instructor: Jonathan Thill,
Heins Gymnasium
$163
Ages 10-14                                            2028       Jun 25-28      M-Th        1-5p

Equestrian

Boots and Bridles
Spend your days at Muddy Creek Farm Riding Center enjoying all things horse! Learn essential safety, basic grooming, horse care, and, of course, riding. When you’re not hanging out with the horses, you’ll have fun swimming in the pool and doing arts and crafts. Bring a lunch, drinks and snacks daily.  Boots required. ages 8-14
Instructor: C. Younger
Muddy Creek Farm Riding Center, 245 Trails End Rd, Whispering Pines, NC.
$328
2029        Jun 11-14         M-Th           9-1p
2030        Jul 23-26         M-Th          9-1p

Visual Arts, Creative Drama & Musical Theater

These classes are sponsored in part by the Arts Council of Moore County.

NEW! Artful Antics
Integrate the elements of art; line, color, texture, shape, space and value. You will create projects for each element through a variety of mediums such as markers, paint, charcoal, watercolors and oil pastels. Students will have fun while learning the fundamentals of drawing, painting and “making every mistake a creative opportunity!”
Ages 10-14 or rising 6th-9th grade.
Instructor: Mary Wright
109 Van Dusen Hall
$123
2022        Jun 25-28          M-Th          9a-12p
2023        Jul 9-12           M-Th           9a-12p

Creative Drama
Calling all who love the stage! Join Adam Faw, Pinecrest High School’s Performing Arts Department Chair, Focusing on creativity over performance, creative drama is a great first step into acting for novice performers, and a wonderful chance for veteran performers to hone their skills. In creative drama, we will delve into different avenues of storytel ling, incorporating the fundamentals of voice and diction training, body awareness and pantomime, all in a safe and welcoming atmosphere. Ages 10-14.
Pinecrest High School R.E. Lee Auditorium. Parents can sign their kids in at the auditorium lobby.
Instructor: Adam Faw, Pinecrest High School’s Performing Arts Department Chair
$123
2024        Jun 18-21          M-Th          1-4p

Musical Theater
Calling all who love the stage! Building on the skills taught in creative drama, Musical Theatre camp takes storytelling to the next level incorporating singing and dancing. This camp is great for

performers of all levels, whether you’ve never been on stage in a musical before, or you’re a seasoned veteran who wants to better prepare for your next audition. Ages 10-14
Pinecrest High School R.E. Lee Auditorium. Parents can sign their kids in at the auditorium lobby.
Instructor: Adam Faw, Pinecrest High School’s Performing Arts Department Chair
$123
2025        July 23-26         M-Th          1-4p

NEW! Backstage: Technical Theatre
Do you enjoy theatre, but shy away from the limelight? Or, are you an actor who wants to learn more about what it takes to pull a production together? Backstage camp will give students the opportunity to get their hands dirty with scenic painting, props and set building, and even playing with our fun color changing stage lights! Make sure to wear clothes you don’t mind getting paint on! Parents will need to sign this form for this class. Ages 10-14
Pinecrest High School R.E. Lee Auditorium. Parents can sign their kids in at the auditorium lobby.
Instructor: Adam Faw, Pinecrest High School’s Performing Arts Department Chair
$123

2026        Jul 9-12    M-Th          1-4p

NEW! Tease the Keys: Piano

Learn to “tease the keys” in this hands on piano camp. Students learn the As, Bs and Cs of the piano in this 4-day fun-filled experience. Ages 8-14
Instructor: Josh Lowery
$104
2027       Jul 30-Aug 2      M-Th     1-3p

Black Rocket Technology

NEW! Make Your First 3D Video Game!
In this Black Rocket classic, you will go well beyond the limitations of the traditional 2D game design classes and create an immersive 3D world. Students will learn the physics behind 3D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling the flow of gameplay, and storytelling. Student created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.    Ages: 8-11 and 11-14
Instructor: Jennifer Patterson
107 Logan Hall
$138
Ages 8-10                                                               2003        Jun 11-14               M-Th       9a-noon
Ages 11-14                                                             2004        Jun 11-14               M-Th       1-4p

Minecraft® Designers
If you love the game Minecraft, and always wanted to design your own world, this class is for you! Learn how to create a custom map, the basics of creating 3D models using a new software to design your very own objects, how to build with Redstone and Command blocks, and create custom textures for you to import at home or share with friends. To access their project at home students, must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Parent email address is required to use 3D modeling software. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.
Instructor: Jennifer Patterson
107 Logan Hall
$138
Ages 11-14                                                             2005        Jun 18-21               M-Th       9a-noon
Ages 8-10                                                               2006        Jun 18-21               M-Th       1-4p

Minecraft® Modders
Use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and foundations of programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods! Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. To access their project at home students must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.
Instructor: Jennifer Patterson
107 Logan Hall
$138
Ages 8-10                                                               2007        Jun 25-28         M-Th       9a-noon
Ages 11-14                                                             2008        Jun 25-28         M-Th       1-4p

NEW! Virtual Reality: The Future is Now
Embark on an EPIC adventure in virtual reality! In this cutting edge class, you will learn the foundations of VR design by creating your own virtual worlds, exploring simulated environments, and crafting memorable 3D experiences. At the end of the week, take home your first cardboard VR headset to show friends and family the new worlds you created. VR projects can be viewed on a website or a mobile device. Students do not need a mobile device to take the class, but to use the VR headset a camper will need access to an Android or Apple mobile device. Students will work in pairs or teams and VR projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Ages 8-11 and 11-14
Instructor: Deborah Holden
107 Logan Hall
$157 (includes price of VR headset to take home)
Ages 11-14                                                             2009        July 9-12               M-Th       9a-noon
Ages 8-10                                                               2010        July 9-12               M-Th       1-4p

App Attack!
Take the first steps into the world of mobile app design and customize your own game app! Using a specialized app & game development tool, students will explore the world of web-based (HTML5) mobile apps. In addition to learning the basics of mobile app design and game development, you will also see firsthand how the world of App publishing functions. Student-created apps will be accessible on a private site and can be played on any mobile device or computer. Publishing to App Stores not included. No prior experience is necessary and students do not need to own a smartphone or tablet to take the class. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program . Ages 8-11 and 11-14
Instructor: Deborah Holden
107 Logan Hall
$138
Ages 8-10                                                               2011        July 16-20               M-Th       9-noon
Ages 11-14                                                             2012        July 16-20               M-Th       1-4p

NEW! App.IO: Make Your First Multiplayer App!
The hottest new Apps are IO apps! If your child likes to play Agar.io or Slither.io they will love this class! Become the creator of the next viral web app and share with family and friends! In this class, you will explore the most popular .IO apps, design your own multiplayer experience and learn how to code your own app. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Ages 8-11 and 11-14
Instructor: Deborah Holden and C. Czurgot
107 Logan Hall
$138
Ages 11-14                                                             2014        Jul 23-26            M-Th       9a-noon
Ages 8-10                                                               2015        Jul 23-26           M-Th       1-4p

Code Breakers
Calling all future coders, programmers, & designers! Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges each day and be on your way to becoming the next tech star! Whether you want to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or the high school student who just made $1 million dollars for programming in his bedroom, this course has the essentials you need to begin your journey. Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Ages 8-11 and 11-14
Instructor: Deborah Holden
107 Logan Hall
$138
Ages 8-10                                                               2016        Jul 30-Aug 2         M-Th       9a-noon
Ages 11-14                                                             2017        Jul 30-Aug 2         M-Th       1-4p

RoBlox® Makers-Coders-Entrepreneurs!
Discover how to code in the Lua language while playing and designing worlds in ROBLOX®, an online universe where you can create anything you dream of. This new class combines game design concepts, coding, and fun! Young entrepreneurs will also learn how to navigate Roblox’s fast growing marketplace to publish their games. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Ages: 8-11 and 11-14
Instructor: Jennifer Patterson
107 Logan Hall
$138
Ages 11-14                                                             2018        Aug 6-9           M-TH       9a-noon
Ages 8-10                                                               2019        Aug 6-9        M-TH       1-4p

Engineering Technology Camps

For information about Engineering Technology Camps offered by the the Engineering Technology Department and the Computer Technology Department, click here.

Public Safety

NEW! Public Safety Careers
In this week long experience provided in partnership with Rotary Club of the Sandhills, learn about careers in public safety areas including fire, law enforcement and emergency medical services. You will also learn tips to keep you safe in harmful situations. Interested applicants should contact Amy Caliri, 910-695-3998 or caliria@sandhills.edu, to register for this camp.
Instructor: Various
103 Van Dusen Hall
$100
Ages 9-12                                                            2031        Jun 25-28     M-Th         8a-4p

Culinary Classes – ALL NEW!

*Children ages 11 and under must have an accompanying, registered with payment, parent or guardian to attend these classes with your child. Children 12 and over may attend without an attending parent or guardian. Students who register for both 10a-12p and 1-3p classes on the same day, may remain in the Russell Dining Room for the hour they wait for the 1pm class. They will need to bring an iPad or quiet activity to participate in while they wait for that hour. Supervision for the waiting hour will be provided.

Kids Pizza
Let’s make pizza dough together. Learn to prepare your pizza dough and toppings ahead of time. Make bottled pizza sauce your own. Learn to roll out dough add toppings and place in oven. We’ll also learn to make cinnamon sugar dough. Please see notation above regarding age requirements.*
Instructor: Angela Webb
Russell Dining Room, Little Hall
$45
Ages 8-14                                                           2032         Jun 11         M             10a-12p

Harry Potter Desserts
Learn to make magical treats like Chocolate Frogs with your choice of filling, Pumpkin Pastries, Chocolate Wands and Crispy Jelly Filled Howlers in this hands-on class. Please see notation above regarding age requirements.*
Instructor: Erin Ducker
Russell Dining Room, Little Hall
$45
Ages 8-14                                                           2033         Jun 18         F             1-3p
Ages 8-14                                                           2052         Jun 26       T             1-3p

Ravioli and Lasagna
Learn to roll and make your own fresh pasta dough for Ravioli, Wonton Wrappers and lasagna sheets. Pair will fillings like pepperoni, ricotta and an easy baked tomato sauce. Please see notation above regarding age requirements.*
Instructor: Angela Webb
Russell Dining Room, Little Hall
$45
Ages 8-14                                                           2034         Jun 11         M             3-5p

Star Wars Sweets
May the culinary force be with you! Create Lightsaber Pretzels, Oreo Tie Fighters, Darth Vader Peanut Butter Cups and Storm Trooper Gummies in this hands on class. Please see notation above regarding age requirements.*
Instructor: Erin Ducker
Russell Dining Room, Little Hall
$45
Ages 8-14                                                           2035         Jun 11         M             1-3p
Ages 8-14                                                           2046        Jun 20        W             1-3p

Easy Peasy Mac and Cheesy
Make your own customizable mac and cheese. Explore fresh extruded dough. Make your own cheese and tomato sauces with various fillings and toppings. Please see notation above regarding age requirements.*
Instructor: Angela Webb
Russell Dining Room, Little Hall
$45
Ages 8-14                                                           2036         Jun 12         T             10a-12p

Kids Cookie Class – Making Doughs and Batters
Learn to make your own cookie dough rolls in a tube and freeze. Explore the Extruded and Earthquake cookies. Please see notation above regarding age requirements.*
Instructor: Angela Webb
Russell Dining Room, Little Hall
$45
Ages 8-14                                                           2038         Jun 13         W             10a-12p

Deceptive Cupcakes
In this two-hour class, we’ll learn ways to decorate cupcakes look like deceptive common dishes like Corn on the Cob, Spaghetti and Meatballs, Chinese Takeout Fried Rice Chinese Takeout and the Lo Mein Fortune Cookie made with caramel candy. Please see notation above regarding age requirements.*
Instructor: Erin Ducker
Russell Dining Room, Little Hall
$45
Ages 8-14                                                           2039         Jun 13         W             1-3p
Ages 8-14                                                           2048         Jun 21         Th            1-3p

Kids Cookie Class – Decorating Cookies
Prepare delectable homemade Oreos with filling and rolled cookies in different shapes, dip in ganache and top with fondant, sprinkles and powdered sugar. Prepare ice-cream sandwiches as an added bonus! Please see notation above regarding age requirements.*
Instructor: Angela Webb
Russell Dining Room, Little Hall
$45
Ages 8-14                                                           2040         Jun 14         Th             10a-12p

Deceptive Desserts
Create deceptive desserts like Cookie Burgers, Sushi Krispies, Grilled Cheese, Pound Cake with Strawberry Ketchup and Sunny Side Up “Egg” and  “Fries” in this exciting two hour class. Please see notation above regarding age requirements.*
Instructor: Erin Ducker
Russell Dining Room, Little Hall
$45
Ages 8-14                                                           2037         Jun 12         T             1-3p
Ages 8-14                                                           2041         Jun 14         Th             1-3p
Ages 8-14                                                           2054        Jun 27          W             1-3p

Kids Cute Desserts
Kids, learn to help your parents! Using candy molds from the craft store, prepare Lollypop Sticks, Rice Krispy Treats, Chocolate Dipped Strawberries and Pretzel sticks in this class. Please see notation above regarding age requirements.*
Instructor: Erin Ducker
Russell Dining Room, Little Hall
$45
Ages 8-14                                                           2042         Jun 18         M             10a-12p

Kids Cupcake Class. Baking Day
In this class kids learn to bake chocolate cupcakes, Cheesecake Cupcakes and Banana Bread in three different sizes! Please see notation above regarding age requirements.*
Instructor: Angela Webb
Russell Dining Room, Little Hall
$45
Ages 8-14                                                           2043         Jun 19         T             10a-12p

Eat the Rainbow, Fun with Colors
Create colorful Fruity Krispies and Rainbow Pasta. Accent your Pancakes with Art and prepare Rainbow Heart Cookies in this colorfully fun class. Please see notation above regarding age requirements.*
Instructor: Erin Ducker
Russell Dining Room, Little Hall
$45
Ages 8-14                                                           2044         Jun 19         T             1-3p

Kids Cupcake Class – Decorating Day
In this class learn to prepare Fairy Cupcakes. Decorate with filling, Ganache and Buttercream icings, pipings and then embellish with sprinkles and candies. Please see notation above regarding age requirements.*
Instructor: Angela Webb
Russell Dining Room, Little Hall
$45
Ages 8-14                                                           2045         Jun 20         W             10a-12p

Cool Snacks – Fun Snacks for Summer
Let’s make trail mix with granola, snails with caramel and celery, tortilla spirals, fruit rainbow kabob, hot dog spaghetti and apple doughnuts! YUM! Please see notation above regarding age requirements.*
Instructor: Angela Webb
Russell Dining Room, Little Hall
$45
Ages 8-14                                                           2047         Jun 21         Th             10a-12p

Cool Snacks – Crescent Roll Day
Crescent rolls are so versatile. Prepare Pepperoni cheese stick roll ups. Use the same rolls to make a sweet treat using apple cinnamon sugar and pecans. We will also use cinnamon rolls to make Monkey Bread Cupcakes. Please see notation above regarding age requirements.*
Instructor: Angela Webb
Russell Dining Room, Little Hall
$45
Ages 8-14                                                           2049         Jun 25         M             10a-12p

Down and Dirty Desserts
Getting dirty with Potted Plant Pudding, Sandbox Pudding, Mushroom Meringues, Homemade Gummy Worms, Dipped Strawberry, “Carrots” in a Kit Kat Flower Box! Please see notation above regarding age requirements.*
Instructor: Erin Ducker
Russell Dining Room, Little Hall
$45
Ages 8-14                                                           2050         Jun 25         M             1-3p

Kids Brownie and Bar Class
In this class, we’re making brownies and cheesecake brownies. We’ll cut out shapes to decorate and place brownies on sticks. Let’s dip in ganache and make S’mores bars! Please see notation above regarding age requirements.*
Instructor: Angela Webb
Russell Dining Room, Little Hall
$45
Ages 8-14                                                           2051         Jun 26         T             10a-12p

Cake Baking Class
Cakes Galore! In these classes, learn to bake a scrumptious cake and decorate with colored fondant and modeling chocolate rolled out and then cut into shapes. The first class is all about the baking where we will learn to bake our cakes including colored layers for a rainbow cake. We’ll also make an individual treat by learning to make Lava Cake in a Mug. The second class is about the decorating. We’ll make bows, cut out letters, shapes, numbers and different colors. Please see notation above regarding age requirements.*
Instructor: Angela Webb
Russell Dining Room, Little Hall
$45
Ages 8-14                                                           2053         Jun 27         W             10a-12p
Ages 8-14                                                           2055          Jun 28        Th              1-3p

Spaces are limited – register early!

General Information

How to Register

How to Register

Complete the College for Kids application.

  1. Submit completed documents by one of the following methods:
  • Email completed application(s) to collegeforkids@sandhills.edu.
  • Mail: College for Kids, Sandhills Community College, 3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374
  • Fax: (910)-692-6998
  • In Person: SCC Continuing Education, 1st Floor Van Dusen Hall, 3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374
  1. If registering by email, fax or mail, once your completed registration packet is received, a registration associate will contact you to complete your registration and process your payment. Your registration is not complete until payment is received.

Registrations will be accepted up to one (1) business day before the start date of the program or until the class is filled.  If the class is filled, your child’s name will be put on a wait list in the order the calls are received and will be contacted if a space becomes available.

Release/Waiver of Liability Form

In order to participate in any program, all students must have a signed Summer Enrichment Program application, release/waiver of liability and a photo release on file. Parents or guardians should complete and return all forms as instructed.

Age Policy

All programs are for youth ages 8-14, unless specified in the program description. No younger or older students will be admitted.

Supervision Policy

Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian except when under the direct supervision of SCC instructors or staff. Children may not be left unattended before or after the program. Students should be brought to their program no earlier than 15 minutes before start time and picked up no later than 15 minutes after end time. (Please see accommodations for our Culinary Camps.)

Fees

Fees vary by program.

Locations

Locations vary by program.

Transportation

Students and their parents or guardians are responsible for all transportation arrangements. Please pick up and deliver your student at assigned locations.

Refund Policy

Refunds will be issued to students who withdraw from a program at least one business day prior to the class start date.  No credit will be issued for programs dropped on or after the class start date.  To withdraw your registration, please call (910)695-3980.

Questions

Please visit our FAQ, or call (910)695-3980 and someone will help answer any questions you have.

FAQ

My child is only seven, but is very mature. Can I sign her up for one of your programs?
Unfortunately, we will not allow younger students to enroll in our programs.

Are there any special requirements to sign up for these programs?
Other than the minimum age requirements specified for each program, all students are welcome to enroll.

The program my child wants is full, can you squeeze in just one more?
Unfortunately, if the program is full, we cannot take any more students.  Please add your child to the program waiting list and you will be notified if a spot becomes available.

Is there a chance that the program might be cancelled?
All programs have a minimum number of students required. If the minimum is not met, you will be notified and will receive a full refund.

I’m not sure if we’ll be able to sign up for a certain program until the last minute. Can we sign up at the door?
If the program has openings, we will accept walk-ins. Please note that if the minimum enrollment has not been met the class will be canceled.  To check a programs status please call (910)695-3980.  A parent or guardian must accompany the child to the program to sign appropriate forms and pay the fee.

Can I sit in on the program with my child?
Adults will not be allowed to stay at the program with students. If there are special circumstances, please contact Lori Williams and we will evaluate the situation on a case-by-case basis.

What if we need to drop out of a program?
Refunds will be issued to learners who withdraw from program at least one business day prior to the class start date.  No credit will be issued for programs dropped on or after the class start date.  To withdraw your registration, please call (910)695-3980.

I have a few questions about the program. Do we need to bring anything? Where is it? I’m sure I’ll come up with more questions.
All required item “lists” can be found on the website under each program description. This should contain any information you need. If your questions are not answered, feel free to contact (910)695-3769.

What about permission forms and emergency contact information? Will I need to fill anything out?
In order to participate in any program, all students must have a signed Summer Enrichment Program Application, release/waiver of liability and a photo release on file. Parents or guardians should complete and return all forms as instructed.

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